NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Opened in May 2009, Home Again Design is a go-to destination for style from vintage to contemporary in New Providence. The idea for the shop was spawned nearly 10 years ago when co-owner and Baltimore transplant Leslie Rodgers moved to New Jersey. Her king-sized bed was too large to make it up the stairway in her new home. She looked for a consignment shop so her bed could find a happy home. Finding none in the area, Rodgers was inspired to open one of her own. She found her partner in crime in Raleigh native Kathy Collier. Furniture consignment is big in the South; Collier was in love with the idea. Together, they set about to find the perfect location and found it at 1330 Springfield Avenue in New Providence.
Sunlight floods the glass fronted store on even the greyest of a Winter's day. The floor plan consists of all types of living spaces. From the bedroom set begging for a little girl's dreams and dolls to the table set for breakfast. The store is overflowing with decorative accents big and small; pitchers to pillows and lamps to long tables. Rodgers and Collier use color as the glue to bring it all into a cohesive unit. The design aesthetic is traditional eclectic.
Home Again Design enthusiast Sheryl Vance Fox remarked, "The store is amazing! Super eclectic one-of-a-kind pieces, family heirloom pieces, and high-end pieces are always on display....you feel like you are in a New England antique store."
You haven't walked into just a shop, Home Again Design feels like an extension of your homes. It is a family business as both owners have children who work in the store. Collier worked with a designer who expanded her tastes and taught her how to combine colors. Rodgers was also greatly influenced by an interior designer, her mother-in-law.
If you're looking for one of a kind pieces with a hearty dose of Southern hospitality, stop in to Home Again Design. You can find them online at www.homeagaindesignnj.com or stop into their Springfield Avenue location Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursdays noon to 8 p.m.